1 Semis Wheel / Axe


Country Uncertain Etruscan mint (Etruria)
Ruling authority Anonymous (circa 601-201 BC)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 240 BC - 225 BC
Value 1 Semis = 1/2 As (1/2)
Currency Inland Etruria - As (circa 240-201 BC)
Composition Bronze
Weight 82.92 g
Diameter 52 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 179024
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References ICC# 168,
Italo Vecchi; 2013. Italian Cast Coinage. B & H Kreindler, London, United Kingdom.
HN Italy# 58b,
N. Keith Rutter, Andrew Burnett; 2001. Historia numorum : Italy. British Museum Press, London, United Kingdom.
Catalli# 77b,
Fiorenzo Catalli; 1998. Monete Etrusche (2nd edition). Libreria dello Stato, Rome, Italy.
Haeberlin# p. 261,
Ernst Justus Haeberlin; 1910. Aes Grave : das Schwergeld Roms und Mittelitaliens einschliesslich der ihm vorausgehenden Rohbronzewährung. Joseph Baer, Frankfurt, Germany.
SNG Fir2# 992
Fiorenzo Catalli; 2007. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Italia, Firenze / Part 2. Etruria : Museo Archeologico Nazionale. Numismatica Ars Classica, Florence, Italy.


Six-spoked wheel.


Double-headed axe (bipennis) with three dots to the left and three dots to the right.



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